Aquatic Ecologist

Posted 24 May 2023
Salary £28k - 36k per year
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Water & Environmental
Contact NameLibby Horner

Job description

Role: Aquatic Ecologist
Location: Wokingham
Salary: Up to £36,000 p/a depending on experience + company car or car allowance
Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
Are you an Ecologist experienced in responding to environmental incidents and carrying out ecological site assessments of aquatic fauna and flora?
My client is looking for an Aquatic Ecologist to join their leading Water & Ecology team. The ideal candidate will be based within 3 hours of Wokingham as their projects are based across the Midlands and the South of England.
Weekly contractual hours will be 35 per week, with daily hours being 9am - 5pm, 5 days per week, with a 1 hour paid lunch break each day.
Your role will involve:
·Undertaking ecological site assessments of aquatic fauna and flora and completing associated report writing;
·Responding to environmental incidents and completing the necessary fieldwork to enable a professional ecological impact assessment to be completed;
·Providing advice to clients on potential ecological impacts on emergency/planned works;
The ideal candidiate will possess:
·Experience in ecological consultancy, with a particular emphasis on the aquatic environment;
·An understanding and experience of the industry standard monitoring techniques and analyses for macroinvertebrates (RICT 2, BMWP, ASPT, WHPT);
·Membership of an environmental professional body;
·Knowledge of legislation relating to the aquatic environment and its implementation, particularly the Water Framework Directive;
·Qualified to degree level in an environmental subject;
·Higher degree in Aquatic Ecology or related discipline would be an advantage;
·A full UK Driver's License is essential.
What they offer:
·25 days' annual leave + Bank Holidays;
·Company Pension Scheme (5% employee contribution, 4% employer contribution);
·Company vehicle or car allowance (employees' car must be comply with policy to qualify);
·Flexible working;
·Life assurance scheme;
·Refer a friend scheme;
·Employee assistance programme (with access to GP appointments, physio appointments and mental health support).
Apply today and if successful, I will be in touch. You can contact me at / 02394 314919.
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